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Live Webinar September 9th, 2015 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour  Credits: 1 PDU Category B  – Free PDU
Presented By: PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc)
In Cooperation With: Core Performance Concepts (Rep #1399)

Note: Please record this as a Category B Presentation – You will receive a Category B certificate from PROJECTInsight

Scope creep is one of the major contributors to project failure.

The problem is that too often management sees the responsibility for scope management to be the sole responsibility of the project manager.

In reality, managing scope is the responsibility of everyone on the project team, including the customer.

Inadvertent scope increases can easily occur – team members don’t truly understand the deliverables, requirements aren’t clearly spelled out, team members subjectively add features that weren’t asked for, or someone is just doing a favor for someone.

Scope creep doesn’t happen because someone purposefully wanted to add scope to the project.

So how do we give project team members the necessary tools to effectively combat the urges to inadvertently increase scope?

We need a mindset of process improvement throughout the organization and discipline to manage them across all stakeholders.

This month PROJECTinsight is going to discuss a simple and effective way to discuss the impacts of scope creep to your stakeholders and provide simple tools to get every project team member in tune with the costs of their actions.

Presentation Benefits

  • Get your stakeholders and project team on board
  • Create an effective process improvement across organization
  • Provide simple tools to avoid project scope
  • Earn 1 PDU

Who should attend:

  • Project managers, Portfolio managers,
  • Project team members, Project Leads,
  • Project sponsors & function/business unit managers,
  • Subject Matter Experts, Business Analysts, Scheduling Specialists and ….
  • Other business stakeholders.

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Live Webinar August 7th, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hr webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

This webinar is the overview in the Project Scope  series by Solutions Cube.  Although this module is a part of the series – each module in the series can be taken individually.

On many projects, teams fail to start at the beginning.

Teams jump right into defining requirements (and sometimes solutions) before determining the boundaries for project.

Project Managers face the costly consequences of scope creep, often because they have failed to define the project boundaries. Without understanding the boundaries of the project, there is no mechanism in place to differentiate between true and perceived scope creep.

Get off the “scope creep merry-go-round” by starting your projects at the beginning by clearly defining the Project Scope.

Learn how to recognize and overcome these far too common barriers regarding project scope definition.

In the Project Scoping Course, students learn how to document the boundaries of every project by defining the elements of a clear Scope Statement.

Course participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to set the boundaries for your project
  • Understand the components of a Scope Statement
  • Understand how the Scope Statement impacts the creation of all project deliverables

EARN 1 PDU after viewing this webinar

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are on the Solutions Group Site and receive a message that your cart is empty when you go to check out – this is because you are not yet signed in to your account on their site – or you have not registered for a free account on their site.

To resolve this issue simply click the “person” icon on the top of the course description page and either sign in or register.  You can then return to the course Description page and add the course to your cart.

Click to register for Start Your Projects at the Beginning: Project Scope Series Overview

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Live Webinar July 28th, 2015, 9:00 am – 10:00 am  EDT or
Live Webinar July 28th, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast – Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By: Gartner Webinars

Inventory is a complex supply chain topic that is impacted by lead times, constraints, volatility and product complexity.

This webinar provides supply chain strategists, planning and inventory management leaders with a comprehensive framework that enables development of a comprehensive approach to both increased inventory performance and supply chain maturity.

Discussion Topics:

  • The most common areas where companies struggle with inventory management
  • The five inventory truths that apply to every supply chain
  • What the Gartner framework for inventory excellence is and how to apply it for better results

Presenter: Paul Lord, (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Research Director

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.3 Define Scope

As a Category C ‘Self Directed Learning Activity’ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your ‘PDU Audit Trail Folder’

Click to register for The Gartner Framework For Inventory Excellence

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Live Webinar July 10th, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: BAW1320
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Get more out of your requirements interviews and make better use of time for both you and your stakeholders with some simple, but highly effective techniques that will dramatically improve your interviewing skills.

This webinar will provide tips for business analysts on how to better facilitate interviews and elicit solid requirements.

The key to this process improvement is making sure you ask the right types of questions by appropriate preparation, sequencing and delivery.

Interviewing is the cornerstone of elicitation techniques, and when done properly will reveal the answers you need.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the right stakeholders to interview and what you need to know
  • Create a requirements questionnaire and prepare to ask the right types of questions
  • How to properly engage the stakeholder and build a relationship
  • Capture stakeholder responses
  • Plan for follow-up and maintain the relationship
  • Review lessons learned to improve for your next interview

Presenter: Terrell Smith (LinkedIn profile), MPA, PMP, CBAP  With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical and easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building.

Click to register for The Art of the Interview: How to Improve Your Business Analysis Interviewing Skills

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Live Webinar July 8th, 2015 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
By: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

In Ted Kallman new book, “Flow: Beyond Agile” scheduled for release this fall, Ted and Andrew Kallman share a number of case studies that documents well over US$100 million in value-add using Flow and the Unified Vision Framework.

Using these proprietary frameworks, they increased sales, reduced cost or mitigated risk to accomplish this.

This webinar shares the first case study from the book that is about a project in Singapore that was totally up in flames (projected to be 300% over budget and 2 years past deadline) and no one thought that it could be saved.

In 90 days the project went from impossible to profitable and delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.

They will explain in the webinar how to immediately apply these frameworks in your situation. Join us to learn how to create and sustain Flow!

Presenter: Ted Kallman (LinkedIn profile) is author of The Nehemiah Effect the story of the impossible task of building 4.5-mile wall around Jerusalem in 445 BC and how the project that should have taken years with a huge labor force to complete, was accomplished it with 150 leaders and an enormous volunteer team in 52 days. The book is a roadmap on how to accomplish seemingly impossible goals using a Business Agile framework.

Click to register for This Project is Dead! What Would You Do?

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Harmonizing Agility & Discipline

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Live Webinar – June 17th, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Demystify a wide range of agile & traditional requirements / development methodologies!

This session looks at the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and gives prescriptive guidelines to requirements leadership looking to improve results by striking a better balance between agile and disciplined practices.

These practices are not mutually exclusive – the real issue is to look at your current circumstances and find the right balance to maximize success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Look at the structure of agility and discipline-based methods
  2. Provide guidelines for adding agile practices to traditional software development environments
  3. Provide guidelines for reapplying traditional development practices to the agile software development environment.

This session refocuses the agility versus discipline dialogue.

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